Enter the actual weight (lbs) and the ideal weight (lbs) into the Excess Weight Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Excess Weight.

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## Excess Weight Formula

The following two example problems outline the steps and information needed to calculate the Excess Weight.

EW = AW - IW

Variables:

- EW is the Excess Weight (lbs)
- AW is the actual weight (lbs)
- IW is the ideal weight (lbs)

To calculate excess weight, subtract the ideal weight from the actual weight.

## How to Calculate Excess Weight?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Excess Weight.

- First, determine the actual weight (lbs).
- Next, determine the ideal weight (lbs).
- Next, gather the formula from above = EW = AW – IW.
- Finally, calculate the Excess Weight.
- After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

**Example Problem : **

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

actual weight (lbs) = 200

ideal weight (lbs) = 150

EW = AW – IW** **= ?